you had rubber boots for rain days. You used little plastic bags to get your shoes & feet into your boots.
your sleeping bag was your favorite possession.
you remember Scholastic Book orders from school. Hey how about "Weekly Reader"?
you taped songs off of the radio or off of the television (Dance Fever & Solid Gold '79) using a tape recorder.
the following words are forever embedded in your brain:
Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And they were each assigned very hazardous duties, but I took them all away from all that and now they work for me. My name is Charlie.
your wore either or all of the following clogs, a poncho or gauchos.
you had a bicycle with a banana seat as well as a basket and streamers coming out of the ends of your handle bars.
you wore bootie socks with poms poms on the back
you had a set of Weebles "Weebles wooble but they don't fall down".
your curious little mind could not comprehend why you could not bake Shrinky Dinks in your Easy Bake Oven.
you remember when the Green Machine was introduced and the Big Wheel became second best.
Oh No! Mr. Bill (rings a bell doesn't it.)
you had a Pet Rock
at one point you had the Farrah Fawcett hair cut (referred to as wings or feathered).
you remember reading the Dick, Jane and Spot stories.
the following jingle is also embedded in your brain:
What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs and makes a slinkity sound? A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing. Everyone knows it's slinky. It's slinky, It's slinky, for fun it's a wonderful toy. It's slinky, it's slinky, it's fun for a girl and a boy.
you sang the following in a school yard after lunch:
Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
All dressed in black black black
Wore silver buttons buttons buttons
all down her back back back ................. remember that?
"Are You There God, It's Me Margaret?" by Judy Blume answered some questions.
(for the girls) Andy Gibb, Shaun Cassidy, The Bay City Rollers and John Travolta were your idols.
(For the guys) - Farrah Fawcett, Linda Carter, Catherine Bach or the Solid Gold Dancers were your idols.
you and your girlfriends argued over Bo and Lu Duke when the "Dukes of Hazzard" was on and Jon and Ponch when "Chips" was on.
(For the guys) - "Knock his block off" - Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.
you remember where you were when Elvis Presley died.
you remember when movies were rated G, PG or R
you remember when no one had a fear of dying from sex
you thought the Wheel-O was really cool.
you remember grown men walking around in platform shoes, lambchop sideburns and polyester suits.
you remember that watching the "Wizard Of Oz" was a privilege, it was only on once a year.
In NYC you had only the following television channels 2,4,5,7,9,11 and 13 (PBS). Over a thousand channels of cable television was not available back then.
you remember the "Fist Pick". Nearly everyone had one.
you remember watching Romper Room and waiting patiently for the host to call out your name as she looked through the Magic Mirror.
you had a Dorothy Hamil haircut at some point.
you or someone you knew owned a "Magic Window"
you remember watching the "Magic Garden" with Sherlock the squirrel and the Chuckle Patch.
you remember reading "Chicken Soup with Rice" by Maurice Sendak
you remember the "Lemon Twist"
OMG!!! Wacky Packs.
you remember July 4th, 1976. American celebrated it's 200th birthday. "The Spirit Of '76".
you had subscriptions to Teen Beat & Tiger Beat.
you remember "Potholders". Just about everyone received them for Christmas in the 1970's.
you just loved Mad Libs.
you remember, Inchworm, you gotta know. Wantcha with me everywhere I go. Inchworm, Inchworm, I'm tellin you true. Inchworm, I love you.. oohhh Inchworm I love you.
you remember television stations signing off at midnight and playing the Star Spangled Banner.
(for the guys) any of these names look familiar: Andre The Giant, Dusty Rhodes, Bruno Sammartino, Mr. Fuji, Macho Man Randy Savage, Tito Santana, Ric Flair, The Iron Sheik, Big John Studd, Rowdy Roddy Piper or Sgt. Slaughter.
these three movies left lasting impressions .....
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